|Model Forecasts of the Tropical Pacific: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image and animation courtesy nsipp.gsfc.nasa.gov/ NASA Seasonal-to-Interannual Pediction Project|
What will climate conditions around the world be like for the rest of this year? Some researchers are predicting an El Nino will arrive in the spring of 2002. The false-color image above represents a one-day snapshot of what conditions will be like on April 1, 2002, as predicted by a sophisticated NASA computer model. Developed by NASA's Seasonal-to-Interannual Prediction Program (NSIPP), this model actually links together three models in one--one each for geophysical dynamics within the atmosph...
Keywords: What -- Snapshot; Where -- Pacific Ocean; Where -- United States of America
|Scientists Say Adios to La Nina : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image and animation by Greg Shirah, NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio|
This image shows the difference in sea surface temperature (SST) between current conditions and a normal SST for this time of year (red is 5 degrees C above normal, blue is 5 degrees C below normal,) combined with sea surface height anomaly (shown by the shading of the ocean surface,) and sea surface wind anomaly (represented by arrows.) Current SST is measured by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Microwave Imager, while sea surface height anomaly was measured by TOPEX/Poseidon, and the wi...
Keywords: What -- SST; What -- Imager; What -- TOPEX/Poseidon; Where -- Pacific Ocean; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
|Recession of the Jorge Montt Glacier, Patagonia: Image of the Day - NASA -- Images and animation by Vince Realmuto, based on research by Eric Rignot, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab|
A new study of the Patagonia Icefields in South America by NASA and Chile's Centro de Estudios Cientificos concludes the icefields -- the largest non-Antarctic ice masses in the Southern Hemisphere -- are thinning at an accelerating pace, faster than other areas on the planet. The runoff from these melting icefields is contributing to an ongoing rise in global sea level. (Click to read the www.jpl.nasa.gov/releases/2003/138.cfm NASA press release...
Keywords: What -- Shuttle Radar Topography Mission; What -- CONTOUR; What -- Landsat; What -- SRTM; Where -- The Valley; Where -- Pacific Ocean